Cynthia Rowley's Spring 2013 collection found beauty in the decay of a decaying hotel in downtown New York City. And what better way to show a collection inspired by a dilapidated building than to cast models as partygoers inside of it?
That's exactly what Rowley did at 5 Beekman Street in New York on Thursday night. While confetti fell from the building's interior balconies onto the floor below, models stood for photographers wearing some of the most imaginative and restrained garments Rowley has cooked up yet. The emphasis in the clothing's shape was volume, but the designer covered her wide-legged pants and generous dresses with prints inspired by the peeling paint in the hotel, and foiled brocade was used to make a bomber jacket and matching shorts. And though the clothes were party ready, Rowley took that theme one step further by putting flask-shaped bracelets on all of her models.